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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, March 7th, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWouldn’t it be great if we lived in a time that HVAC systems were created to make no noise at all? While we can’t promise that will ever happen, we can say with certainty that your HVAC systems may make sounds, but they should be that loud.

You can expect to hear things like the air ducts fluctuating as temperatures fluctuate inside of them, and air rushing through the vents and into your living space. But there are other noises you don’t want to hear–and that’s pretty much anything outside of the ordinary operational sounds you hear.

Read on as we uncover some specific noises that if you hear, indicate it’s time to give our team a call!

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Our #1 Safety Tip if you Have a Gas Furnace

Monday, December 13th, 2021

woman-hands-holding-paper-houseWe know, we know. The title of this blog post makes it seems like gas furnaces are inherently dangerous. This is simply not true. What is true, however, is that if you don’t properly care for your gas furnace, it can become dangerous. Why is this? Well because gas lines can leak, and when a furnace isn’t well-maintained or if the damage isn’t repaired, it’s more likely for this to occur.

The biggest risk is a carbon monoxide (CO) leak. CO exposure is one of the leading causes of household illnesses and injury, and even leads to many fatalities each year. We say this not to scare you, but for you to be aware. The component that you need to be most worried about is the heat exchanger. Read on as we uncover more about the heat exchanger, as well as our #1 safety tip if you have a gas furnace–scheduling annual furnace maintenance.

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Our Start of the Season Furnace Guide

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Many homeowners in our community are beginning the heating season by turning on their powerful furnace systems. Furnaces produce heat by either burning gas or creating electrical resistance that heats up the air. The first time your furnace heats up the air for the season, you might encounter some strange events. From noises to odd smells, a furnace can go through some growing pains every season, and we want to be the team to walk you through them.

First of all, don’t hesitate to call us for furnace repair in Warren. If you think something is wrong with your furnace, even before you turn the system on for the season, then our team can help with targeted repairs. We have the training, expertise, and necessary equipment to provide fast and reliable repairs on furnace systems in our area.

For everyone else, keep reading!

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Ice and Air Conditioners Don’t Go Together: Here’s Why!

Monday, August 9th, 2021

ice-on-air-conditionerHave you recently noticed ice on the coils of your air conditioner? Are you wondering if it’s a normal thing? Ice and air conditioners are a bad combination. In the case of frozen coils, these usually result due to a refrigerant leak or a clogged air filter. The airflow in your system becomes uneven, so that coils are unable to stay warm. As the temperature of the coils drops, they freeze and are unable to function properly. This can prevent your AC from cooling well. 

In the case of a refrigerant leak, it can lower the pressure levels of this coolant in your system. As a result, the internal temperature of the system falls, and ice forms over the coils. Refrigerant leaks are worrying due to other reasons too.  It’s the chemical substance responsible for actually cooling your home. Without it, or without enough of it, your compressor (the heart of your air conditioner) will struggle to perform and may even break down years before its time. 

Here we highlight some of the most common signs that your AC coils may have ice on them. We also discuss what you can do to resolve the problem. 

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Don’t Ignore These End-Of-Season Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIt may seem really odd to call this the “end of the season” with the chillier temperatures we have had lately. But you know as well as we do that spring is right around the corner, and heat and humidity can come down on us much quicker than we expect. But before you call us for AC maintenance (which you can do any time!) it’s time to address your heating system needs.

Now, if you had your heater maintained this past fall and no problems were caught, you’re probably in good shape. This is especially true if your furnace is only a year or two old. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore this blog post. It’s always a good idea to know the signs of potential furnace repair needs.

Not sure what those indicators might be? Read on as we uncover just a few signs that should have you giving our number a dial.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Safety with This One Winter Tip

Monday, December 14th, 2020

furnace-jetsSafety is on everyone’s minds this year. More specifically, the health and safety of our families is a top priority, as it should be. Because of this, you may be looking for ways to ensure good health hygiene in your home. You probably have everyone washing their hands, you likely are keeping surfaces as clean as possible, and then hopefully you have the right indoor air quality products in place to boost immunity and make your home more comfortable in general.

But there is one thing that often escapes homeowners’ minds this time of year, and it can be a pretty important one—get your furnace maintained!

This is a service we typically recommend in the fall, before you need the system the most. It’s important for all heating systems, but especially gas-powered furnaces, and especially gas-powered furnaces that are 10-15 years of age. Read on to learn why!

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Follow This #1 Bathroom Remodeling Tip!

Monday, November 16th, 2020

envisioning-bathroomIf you’ve come across this blog post, there’s a good chance that you have a bathroom that doesn’t look the way you’d like it to. Or perhaps it’s not as functional as you think it can be. Whatever the case, you’ve come here because you’re thinking of starting a bathroom remodel. As the most used room in your home, it’s easy to see why—a good remodeling job can give you a brand new space after all!

But, there are things that go wrong if you choose to not work with a qualified and experienced plumbing professional. The level of attention you have to give to planning and prepping for your remodeling job will make a huge difference in the results. So, our #1 bathroom remodeling tip is to hire a professional to help with the job! Otherwise, you can run into a number of problems that will leave you needing to call in a professional plumber anyway. Curious as to what they are? Read on.

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Don’t Ignore These Late Season Furnace Needs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

technician-servicing-furnaceWe suppose you could say our weather is fairly predictable throughout the year. But as we transition into spring, you know as well as we do we can be surprised by very warm weather, or a couple more weeks of chilly temperatures. If the former happens, you’ll likely be tempted to shut off your gas furnace for the season and not think about it again. But if you have any heating repair needs that require attention, we really urge against ignoring them or delaying them.

Delaying any sort of heating system repair need can cause it to turn into a much bigger problem, leaving you with a broken down heater next year when you need it, or, depending on the circumstances, a malfunctioning air conditioner too! And especially in the case of a gas-powered system, delaying repairs can lead to safety issues. But how do you know if you even have heating problems that need managing? Read on as we uncover some of the symptoms of heater problems.

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Tips to Improve Furnace Efficiency

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cardboard house in the hand against the blue skyToday, furnaces cost a lot less to operate than they did years ago, which is due to higher efficiency ratings. This is a definite plus, especially when we consider all of the ways in which we spend our money. Switching to a high-efficiency furnace is definitely a step in the right direction. If you are looking for furnace services in Warren, NJ, look no further than Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

While investing in a new high-efficiency furnace is definitely a great way in which to enjoy better heating efficiency, it is not the only way. A new furnace is a major investment for most homeowners, and it may not be one that you can afford at any given moment. That’s why we have some tips to help you get a more efficient performance from the furnace that you already have in place!

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